Author jeremy.kloth
Recipients chris.jerdonek, georg.brandl, jeremy.kloth, ncoghlan, pitrou
Date 2012-08-19.00:29:50
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Unfortunately, this is a legitimate failure of the test.  The test
(actually the support code) is attempting to remove a directory that
is the current directory of an active process.  The test has
documented this issue and attempted to work around it by adding a

To fix this test there a few options:
1) increase the sleep timeout
2) change the current working directory before calling os.startfile()
(possible that of the Python interpreter itself)
3) code a "wait for child process" function using ctypes and the
Toolhelp API (Process32First/Next)
4) change os.startfile() to use ShellExecuteEx and use the hProcess
handle as the return value and use that with os.waitpid()

#4 is the most accurate, but does introduce an API change (the
introduction of a return value to os.startfile)
#3 is more work but may be helpful for other tests
#2 will definitely work in this case but does violate the testing sandbox
#1 is the least disruptive, but is really just avoiding the root cause

I would like to see #4 but realize that it may be too late for 3.3.
#3 is not bad either as it has impact only on the test suite.  But any
of the above should fix this particular case.
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